Step 2 CK Presentation with Dr. Tao Le

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Step 2 CK Presentation with Dr. Tao Le

  1. 1. “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”<br />– Mahatma Gandhi<br />
  2. 2. First Aid for the USMLE Step 2CK:The Really Short Version<br />Tao Le, MD, MHSAssistant Clinical ProfessorChief, Section of Allergy & ImmunologyUniversity of Louisville<br /> Senior EditorFirst Aid Board SeriesUSMLERx Test Bank Series<br />
  3. 3. Overview<br />USMLE Step 2 – The Basics<br />Defining Your Goals<br />Timelines for Study<br />Choosing Prep Resources<br />Study Tips<br />Panelist Discussion<br />Q&A<br />
  4. 4. USMLE Step 2 CK - The Basics<br />9 hours total<br />352 questions in 8 one hour blocks<br />44 questions per block<br />45 minutes of break time<br />Lunch<br />
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  6. 6. Question Types<br />One-best answer items<br />Sequential item sets<br />Matching sets<br />A few with multimedia<br />Clinical vignettes – 95+% of exam<br />Multi-step reasoning<br />Experimental questions<br />
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  11. 11. Physician Tasks Tested<br />
  12. 12. Most Common Lead-Ins<br />
  13. 13. Scores and Passing Rates<br />Passing is 189/75<br />Mean is 226<br />23 points is roughly 1 SD<br />Allopathic med students<br />96% pass on first try<br />99% eventually pass<br />Osteopathic med students<br />87% pass on first try<br />IMGs<br />81% pass on first try<br />
  14. 14. USMLE Step 2CK Score Report<br />
  15. 15. Defining Your Goals<br />Just pass the exam  200 – 225<br />Beat the mean  226 – 250 <br />Ace the exam  250+<br />“ROAD to Riches”<br />Radiology/Radiation Oncology<br />Ortho/Ophtho/Otolaryngo/Urology<br />“Aesthetic” Surgery (Plastics)<br />Dermatology<br />
  16. 16. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match<br />
  17. 17. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match<br />
  18. 18. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match<br />
  19. 19. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match<br />
  20. 20. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match<br />75-80%<br />60%<br />50%<br />
  21. 21. NRMP: Charting Outcomesin the Match<br />75%<br />
  22. 22. Academic Factors Important to Residency Directors<br />
  23. 23. Timeline for Study<br />The “Just Pass” Schedule – 2 to 4 weeks<br />First Aid High Yield Facts<br />Mini-reviews or all-in-one reviews<br />Review questions – 1 question bank<br />The “Gunner” Schedule – 4 to 12 weeks<br />In addition to above<br />Detailed reviews<br />More review questions – 1-2 question banks<br />
  24. 24. Defining Your Goals<br />Just pass the exam  200 – 225 <br />Beat the mean  226 – 250 <br />Ace the exam  250+<br />“ROAD to Riches”<br />Radiology/Radiation Oncology<br />Ortho/Ophtho/Otolaryngo/Urology<br />“Aesthetic” Surgery (Plastics)<br />Dermatology<br />
  25. 25. Review Resources<br />Text reviews<br />Test banks<br />Self-test reviews<br />Case-based reviews<br />Review courses<br />Other media<br />Flash cards<br />CDs/MP3/Videos<br />PDA/smartphone<br />
  26. 26. Picking and Choosing Resources<br />Check out the book reviews in First Aid for the USMLE Step 2CK<br />Use clerkship texts<br />Check out the library reserve<br />Buy only what you can use<br />Don’t blindly buy a whole series<br />
  27. 27. Study Tips<br />Establish a study schedule and stick with it<br />Alternate study methods for variety<br />Focus on high yield material and what you already know<br />Keep the common lead-ins in mind<br />Allow time in schedule for breaks, exercise and personal issues<br />
  28. 28. CBT Tips<br />Be very familiar with the CBT tutorial<br />Know the keyboard shortcuts<br />Use computerized practice tests in addition to paper exams<br />Mix Q&A throughout and at end<br />
  29. 29. CBT Practice Options<br />
  30. 30. Now a word from our sponsor… USMLERx Step 2CK Qmax<br />2600+ high-yield USMLE Step 1-style questions<br />100’s of revised questions for 2011<br />Select questions by difficulty level<br />
  31. 31. Panel Discussion + Q&A<br />E-mail me at info@usmlerx.com<br />Help me improve this talk<br />Visit our blog – www.firstaidteam.com<br />Download the presentation<br />Get First Aid/USMLERx updates<br />Go to – www.usmlerx.com<br />Step 2CK Qmax<br />

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